500 vinyl with download card issue
Release date: 28th October 2013
There is no other way to say it but ‘Flute Wrangler’ Laura J Martin is back with a follow up to her lauded debut album ‘The Hangman Tree’. ‘Dazzle Days’ her sophomore album was recorded over three months on a journey from Maghull to Hoxton via Reykjavík.
13 sumptious tracks bumping into each other like a Brownian motion demonstration these audio vitamins bed down to represent Laura’s best work yet. ‘Dazzle Days’ features now regular collaborators Mike Lindsay (Tunng) on vocals and Benge who mixed and added synth, Enoesqe beds and Oldfield reverbs at his studio Play Industries.
Thematically expanding on the experience of producing a commissioned soundtrack for the BFI and with a burgeoning interest in golden age composers such as Sven Libaek and Francois de Roubaix. Laura also took inspiration from Jeremy Steigs collaboration album with Pia Zaidora. Imagine ‘Butterfly ‘starring and sound tracked by Laura Nyro, yeah that good.
Tighter pop tunes but convoluted structures. Wonky progressive flute but laurel canyon sweetness, it’s all present and correct.
The album will be preceded by the track ‘Red Flag’ as a pay what you want on band camp and promoted by a two month tour with Euros Childs both as support and a member of Euros’s band.
Need a further push then think Judee Sill and Linda Perhacs in the studio with Arthur Verocai.
"Dazzle Days is a brilliant record that transcends the mediocrity that plagues music at the moment" [NARC]
"Utterly enchanting and irrefutably not of this time." [Losing Today]
"Dazzle Days is a stronger, more finely detailed and diverse set than last year's debut The Hangman Tree and Martin is glorious company live." [The Quietus]
8/10 [Norman Records]
"Mesmerising to say the very least." [Penny Black Music